Kings of the crafty catwalk

Kings High School, Pontefract. w309g321
Kings High School, Pontefract. w309g321

Fashion forward pupils from The King’s School in Pontefract have snapped up an award for their savvy style skills.

Year eight students at the Mill Hill Lane school were crowned kings of the catwalk challenge after wowing the judges with their wedding themed designs.

The team of budding designers crafted the outfits from recycled materials as part of a project run by Enterprise and Wakefield Council.

Elaine Houliston, Enterprise coordinator at the school, said: “The students were over the moon when they won the competition because they were really up against it.

“The other schools were fantastic, the costumes were all exceptional, but the team really got into the competition in a big way and did amazingly well, giving up their own time to do it.”

Pupils Liana Obradovic, Anne Lane, Ella Horner, Alisha Bagg, Mia Gill and Lewis Southward spent eight weeks creating their bride and groom costumes.

The bride’s dress was made using bubble wrap and a tea towel and accessories made from straw and pages from magazines finished off the look.

The groom sported plastic trousers and blazer made from bubble wrap with ring pulls for lapels.

Ten schools took part in the challenge, including Castleford Academy and Purston E-ACT Academy, which culminated with a fashion show in Wakefield last week.

Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for communities and environment, said: “This fashion show is one more way we are encouraging young people to think about recycling in a fun and creative way.

“The pupils involved have spent hours designing and creating their outfits and the evening was a great success.”